November’s Record Club: 1968 – VINYL REVOLUTIONS


Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 8th November for 1968: Vinyl Revolutions, exploring the music of this notoriously turbulent year that saw protests and riots on the streets of London, Paris and across the USA, unrest that found its way into the music of the time.

The sunny optimism and idealism of the music of 1967 gave way to an array of different sounds. Pop turned in to rock as album sales overtook sales of singles in the UK for the first time. Some bands went deeper into psychedelia while others rejected the Summer of Love and went for a back-to-basics approach, embracing early rock & roll, Americana, folk and electric blues…

Our full album will be The Zombies baroque psych-pop masterpiece Odessey & Oracle, a flop at the time but whose reputation slowly grew over the years, gaining cult status and finally becoming acknowledged as a classic.

We’ll also be playing tracks from albums of a similar pedigree, alongside lesser-known cuts and established acts that were experimenting with new sounds and styles. And if you’ve got a favourite 1968 record you want to share, please bring it along.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club. Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm and it’s free admission. See you there.

1968: Vinyl Revolutions
Thursday 8th November, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.

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You lucky people


A big thank you to everyone who braved the rather wild elements and ventured out for our pre-Christmas session, otherwise known as Lucky Dip. It was great to see so many people bring records with them, but there could be only two albums played in full during the main part of the session. The job of pulling the entries from ‘the pint pot of luck’ fell to the labour club’s trusty barman Martin, and the albums drawn were The Everly Brothers’ Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (brought in by Steve) and Ultravox’s Vienna (brought in by another Steve). I’m hoping everyone else got to spin a track or two from the records they brought too.


Brett from The Downstairs Lounge blog provided  an entertaining Christmas Comedy Interlude with a stack of seasonal 7″s which included the second record club appearance for Frank Sidebottom (I think a tradition may have been started now), and I brought along some of my Christmas vinyl, playing Jimmy Smith and The Staple Singers.

The music played on the night spanned many styles and eras, from the present day all the way back to 1958, and the contrast between the two main albums couldn’t have been greater. Both received a round of applause when they finished.

There’s been some great feedback on Twitter too:

“Enjoyed Glossop Record Club tonight, great to make time to listen to something you’ve never heard before. Warm welcome from regulars too.”

“That was another fun night.”

“Had a great time. Will be back again for sure.”

“Good night at Glossop Record Club tonight. 2 albums I would never have listened to in full. Enjoyed both! Great interlude also!”

“Great night see you next month.”

A very big thank you also for all the food donations for Glossopdale Food Bank. You’re a very generous bunch.

The next Glossop Record Club session is BOWIE ON VINYL, Thursday 9th January 2014. Details coming soon.

Happy Christmas!


JIMMY SMITH – Christmas Cookin’ (Verve, 1964)


Side One: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Jingle Bells/We Three Kings (Of The Orient Are)/The Christmas Song

Side Two: White Christmas/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Silent Night/God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman

Lucky Dip selection 1

THE EVERLY BROTHERS – Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (Cadence, 1958/Rhino reissue)


Side One: Roving Gambler/Down In The Willow Garden/Long Time Gone/Lightning Express/That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine/Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet

Side Two: Barbara Allen/Oh So Many Years/I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail/Rockin’ Alone (In An Old Rocking Chair)/Kentucky/Put My Little Shoes Away

The Staple Singers – The Last Month Of The Year

The Selector – Three Minute Hero

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Cut Me Down

Goblin – Profondo Rosso


The Downstairs Lounge Christmas Comedy Interlude

Dora Bryan – All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle

The Baron Knights – Merry Gentle Pops

Kenneth Williams – Good Queen Wenceslas

Harry H. Corbett – An Old Fashioned Christmas

Frank Sidebottom – Christmas Is Really Fantastic

Les Patterson – Give Her One For Christmas

Lucky Dip selection 2

ULTRAVOX – Vienna (Chrysalis, 1980)


Side One: Astradyne/New Europeans/Private Lives/Passing Strangers/Sleepwalk

Side Two: Mr X/Western Promise/Vienna/All Stood Still

Outfit – Nothing Big

Volcano Choir – Alaskans


Ray Charles – What’d I Say


Ian Brown – Bille Jean

The Pogues – And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

10cc – I’m Not In Love

Bruce Cockburn – Creation Dream

Keith Harris & Orville – White Christmas

Listen to digital highlights via 8tracks

Elvis Vs Elvis… let battle commence

The second Glossop Record Club session is this coming Thursday (10th October). We’ll be at Glossop Labour Club from 8pm. Entry is free, although a donation to the labour club is welcomed. Full venue and travel details here.

Quiet Loner is curating the session, with an evening of music from (and relating to) Elvis Presley and Elvis Costello. We’ll hear an album by each played from vinyl and in full (read more about the albums here), and we’ll also be doing a little ‘Elvis Vs Elvis’ quiz, with prizes including a pair of tickets for any Radio Shed Promotions gig at The Oakwood in Glossop and a ukelele very kindly donated by Peak Sounds.

Here’s (roughly) how the evening will run:

8-8.30pm: Elvis Vs Elvis – The Mix

8.30pm: 1st album

9.30pm: Elvis Vs Elvis – The Quiz

10pm: 2nd album

The ‘suggestions’ sheet will be there for anyone who wishes to make a suggestion for a future session. We’ll also be announcing the theme for November’s session along with more details of the Oktoberfest Sunday afternoon session on 20th October.

To get you in the mood, here’s Elvis singing Elvis.

Hope to see you there.


October’s Glossop Record Club session – Elvis vs. Elvis

The next Glossop Record Club session is on Thursday 10th October, once again at Glossop Labour Club. The evening will be curated by local singer-songwriter Matt Hill, aka Quiet Loner, and he’ll be pitching Elvis Presley against Elvis Costello, playing an album by each on vinyl and in full. His chosen albums are Presley’s From Elvis In Memphis (1969) and Costello’s King Of America (1986). Plus there’ll be music relating to both artists throughout the session. Full details to follow.

From Elvis In MemphisQuiet LonerKing Of America

The first Glossop Record Club

The first monthly Glossop Record Club takes place on Thursday 12th September at Glossop Labour Club, with an evening of music on vinyl from 1973. Look out for the choice of albums to vote for soon. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter @GlossopRecord  or ‘like’ us on Facebook and look out for the posters appearing round Glossop over the next few weeks.

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